Just when I feel like I have a full grasp of tackling font naming for Word 2011 Mac, I'm thrown a curve ball...
I usually master typefaces with Reg, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic style linked, and then any other weights as a separate font family that only style link the upright with its italic counterpart.
Well, I have a client that is wanting files that have all the fonts show up under a single Word submenu, with no style linking.
Thinking this would be as straight forward as assigning all files the same standard macStyle and fsSelection values, I went ahead and did that, but keep finding styles missing from the menu and being style linked! I tried a zillion variations of macStyle, fsSelection, usWeightClass, panoseWeight, or any other values I could think of, and still the same results.
Eventually, I figured out that Word seemed to be reading the actual name ID, seeing the word "Book" and "Book Italic" and style linking on its own. To test, I even took an entirely different font, and added the words "Book Italic" into the appropriate name ID slots (still with no actual linking values anywhere), and bam, style linking in Word!
Is there any way around this?
I'm also having a totally different, incredibly weird and frustrating Word problem, but I thought I'd start with one issue at a time.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!